ZATI statement for tourism stakeholders re.elections:

The Zanzibar elections are due to take place on 25th October 2015 and ZATI is expecting a peaceful election period.

There are no travel advisories against visiting Zanzibar during this time.

The friendliness of the people of Zanzibar, and the relative absence of crime, or social and ethnic conflict, has historically been a key attraction for visitors and we must all come together to keep Zanzibar united during this time.

ZATI is working hard to encourage political leaders and candidates to make it clear to their supporters that elections should be peaceful in order to ensure that the islands’ economic and social health is not affected – as well as the tourism industry and the holiday experience of Zanzibar’s visitors.

ZATI Chairman, Omar Said Shaaban.